Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into
box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous
month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average
retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done
across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail
grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from
between $42 and $78.
Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family
of four for
about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food
is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store.
There are no second-hand items, no damaged or out-dated goods, no
dented cans without labels, no day-old breads and no produce that is
almost too ripe.
Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken
and pork. Many
participants in this bonus program appreciate the expanded choices.
Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods
an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or
qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries
also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line
Food Stamp Voucher system.
Orders and distribution are handled by church host sites. Orders are
collected by the host sites during the first part of each month. These
orders are then turned in to the Angel Food main office in Monroe,
Georgia, on a predetermined date. Several days later, in the same
month, the host site either picks up the food from Angel Food's 160,000
square feet warehouse to fill the orders on Distribution Day or,
because this ministry is growing nationwide, food is delivered to the
host site by a pre-arranged delivery mode. In most cases, as long as
there is a truck headed in the direction of a community who wants this
program and sees its ministry influence, there are no extra